Meredith Bagwell-Gray

Meredith Bagwell-Gray
  • Assistant Professor
  • School of Social Welfare, Social Welfare

Contact Info

Twente Hall 300A
1545 Lilac Lane
Lawrence, KS 66045


Meredith Bagwell-Gray, MSW, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Welfare at the University of Kansas. With an emphasis on health equity research, Dr. Bagwell-Gray studies the intersections of race, gender, and age with environmental factors, like living in rural areas, and contextual factors, like experiencing intimate partner violence, on women’s health and safety.


Research interests:

  • Violence against women
  • Health Disparities
  • HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention
  • Syndemic HIV, substance use, mental health and violence
  • Development and testing of innovative interventions

Selected Publications

Bagwell-Gray, M. E. (2019). Application of an intimate partner sexual violence taxonomy to women’s experiences of sexual violence in intimate relationships: New insights and understanding [Journal Articles]. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Bagwell-Gray, M. E. (2018). Establishing positive sexuality and reducing HIV risk: Women’s healing journey from intimate partner violence [Journal Articles]. Qualitative Health Research.

Grants & Other Funded Activity

Assessing the Acceptability, Feasibility, and Efficacy of a Novel Intervention to Reduce Cervical Cancer Risk Among Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence. American Cancer Society. $31784.10. Submitted 1/1/2019 (6/1/2019 - 6/30/2020). Private. Status: Funded